We are a small but growing 501c3 nonprofit organization with the goal of turning hustles into livelihoods in the 17 wards of New Orleans. We provide free and affordable training and resources to entrepreneurial community members including 1-on-1 business development support, workshops and loan advising. Founded in 2012 as a student-run nonprofit, we have grown into a diverse and robust community of entrepreneurs, partners, professionals and students dedicated to creating economic opportunity for all. Learn more at xxx-xxx-xxxx.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Program Coordinator will build Fund 17’s capacity by assisting across all programs at the Fund 17 Community Business Incubator to ensure effective outcomes as an organization. This includes communications, partner coordination, fundraising and development, improving and standardizing new processes and procedures, data tracking and impact assessment. The Program Coordinator will be trained in entrepreneur intake and Kiva microfinance to provide consultations and advising directly to entrepreneurs as well.
Consultations and entrepreneur advising
Provide 1on1 Kiva microfinance advising to potential borrowers and current borrowers to ensure successful applications, fundraising and repayment
Provide consultations to new entrepreneurs, completing relevant intake forms and needs assessment paperwork
Act as the first point of contact for entrepreneurs who call Fund 17 or visit the Community Business Incubator
Assist with scheduling, sending meeting reminders and conducting follow-up for new entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurs in Core Pipeline Programs
Core pipeline programs
Partner coordination and communication for workshops and program events
Communication with entrepreneurs and partners to ensure effective attendance and outcomes for core programs
Scheduling entrepreneur meetings for BenchMarks
Workshops and community events
Coordinating speakers and marketing for workshops
Attend workshops to make announcements and collect exit surveys
Complete data entry after each workshop in CRM
Work alongside ED on fundraisers and other large-scale events
Community Business Incubator
Act as the host: greeting members and potential members, answering the phone, checking out equipment to members, generally being available to members while they are in the space
Attend committee meetings
Assist with membership payments, work-trade agreements and other incubator membership needs
Outreach and Communications
Represent Fund 17 and our programs in the community at meetings and partner events
Maintain consistent communications with entrepreneurs via our facebook group and text message channel
Systems and Administrative
Maintain database of intake forms and baseline data, assist with the maintenance of entrepreneur profiles
Assist with tracking outcomes and collecting stories to support fundraising and sustainability efforts of our capital access programs
The Program Coordinator works closely with the PD and/or ED on above tasks and projects to ensure effective program outcomes. The PC also helps the ED with grants and financial development for the sustainability of these programs. Other responsibilities possible as assigned. The PC will occasionally need to work evenings for community workshops and events.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The ideal candidate is:
Highly organized. You will need to successfully juggle multiple responsibilities.
Proactive with strong follow-through. As a small organization, we rely heavily on the productivity of each team member.
Passionate about expanding economic opportunity in New Orleans. You are excited by entrepreneurship and want to learn more about the field.
A strong communicator. You communicate consistently with your supervisor and team members. You present yourself professionally to partners and external stakeholders.
Flexible, comfortable with change and a strong collaborator. Fund 17 is always evolving to be the best we can be. You are adaptable to rolling with the punches.
Diligent. You love seeing the results of your hard work.
Positive and enthusiastic. You are eager to grow and advance your career.
Detail oriented, great note taker, comfortable navigating CRMs (or at least very comfortable with learning new softwares), the Google Suite and spreadsheets.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
Access to an expanding network of professionals and mentors in a variety of fields throughout New Orleans
Exposure to fast-paced social enterprise environment during an exciting stage of growth
Understanding of small nonprofit management
Microfinance, small business loans and personal finance
Program planning and execution including creating proposals, building partnership and measuring outcomes
Data tracking, impact assessment
Reporting, grant-writing and fundraising
ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA
The Program Coordinator role is an AmeriCorps VISTA position, managed through Tulane University. “Being an AmeriCorps VISTA member is about making a tangible difference for communities and individuals dealing with some of our Nation's biggest challenges: poverty, inequity, homelessness, and lack of access to education. VISTA members help to build the capacity of organizations that are working to alleviate poverty all across the country.” As a VISTA, you receive:
A bi-weekly living stipend
Free housing at Deming Pavilion
Weekly professional development training at the Tulane Center for Public Service
End of Service Award: Choose between a $5,920 Segal Education Award to pay for a range of education expenses or a $1,800 cash award.
Relocation Allowance: If you move 50+ miles from your home to a new community, you receive relocation travel assistance and a settling-in allowance.
Healthcare Benefit: Enroll in either reimbursement for healthcare or a healthcare plan. Dental and vision are also included, as are telehealth services.
Access to a Professional Development fund to support conference or training expenses
UP FOR IT?
Apply on Fund 17’s website (fund17.org/join-us). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a final deadline of July 22nd, 2019. Send questions to Antonio Alonzo at xxx-xxx-xxxx.
Fund 17 does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our staff, entrepreneurs, interns, contractors and partners.
entrepreneurship, microfinance, economic development